Rapid visual processing by college students in reading irregular words and phonologically regular pseudowords presented singly and in contiguity

Au, Agnes and Lovegrove, William (2006) Rapid visual processing by college students in reading irregular words and phonologically regular pseudowords presented singly and in contiguity. Annals of Dyslexia: an interdisciplinary journal of specific language disability, 56 (2). pp. 335-360. ISSN 0736-9387

Abstract

Using normal adult readers, this study examined the relative involvement of magnocellular and parvocellular processes in reading English phonologically regular pseudowords and irregular words presented in isolation and in contiguity from left to right. The data showed that a low temporal frequency visual measure that implied more parvocellular involvement was active in processing irregular words presented singly and pseudowords presented in contiguity. However, the results failed to show the involvement of the magnocellular pathway (as implicated by low spatial and/or high temporal frequency visual measures) in reading words presented in contiguity from left to right. The discrepancy was discussed in terms of the sensitivity of the tasks used in testing the two pathways.


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Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 03:24
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: college students, irregular words, normal readers, phonologically regular pseudowords, presentation format, rapid visual processing, word reading
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170204 Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8032

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